Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/3/12
When he saw Jovan Belcher arrive at the team facility Saturday, Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel did not yet know Belcher had just killed his girlfriend. He did not know the linebacker had killed Kasandra Perkins, the mother of the couple's 3-month-old girl. Crennel knew only that Belcher had a gun. "He hadn't told me anything about that," Crennel said in an even tone during a Monday press conference. The coach tried to turn the media's focus to football, but the questions remained centered on Belcher's shocking murder-suicide. "I didn't know what had happened. All I know was it's a player with a gun, and I know that's not a good thing." The coach tried to convince Belcher not to end his own life, he said. "I was trying to get him to understand that life is not over, he still has a chance and let's get this worked out," Crennel said of his conversation with Belcher, shortly before the player shot himself in the head. Crennel remained composed Monday, with a few excep...
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